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xAI releases Grok, rumors swirl ahead of OpenAI DevDay, and Chinese startup 01.AI reaches a $1B valuation
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A team led by Elon Musk released its new LLM AI model named Grok-1, developed over the past 4 months. On a series of benchmarks, xAI says that its model surpasses GPT-3.5 and Inflection-1, surpassed only by models with a significantly larger amount of training data such as GPT-4. The model is built with Kubernetes, Rust, and JAX. The company is offering a limited number of users in the United States access to the prototype through a waitlist. xAI says Grok is “designed to answer questions with a bit of wit and has a rebellious streak, so please don’t use it if you hate humor!”
Ahead of OpenAI DevDay on Monday, a series of rumors about new releases are gaining attention. First, a new ChatGPT prototype named Gizmo V8 is said to include a new look and features, such as a marketplace to search for chatbots created by other users. Second, a GPT Builder for users to build their own AI assistants and create “New GPTs.” Third, “context connectors” to connect with apps outside of ChatGPT. Fourth, workspace and team plans.
A Chinese AI startup formed in March 2023 and led by Kai-Fu Lee, reached a $1B valuation in eight months. Lee is a Taiwanese businessman, computer scientist, and investor, who previously worked at Apple, Microsoft, and Google. 01.AI is an open-source model that is said to outperform Meta’s Llama 2 on certain metrics.
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